Very often used as a magnificent floor covering, tile can also be used for backsplashes, countertops, shower surrounds, and wall accent pieces. The latter is a decorative tile that’s not as durable, but since it isn’t heavily traveled or used the same way that flooring and countertops are, they will last just as long and perform just as well.
Ceramic and porcelain are made with high-quality clay and fired in extremely hot kilns. The result is a tile that is dense, hard and has very low permeability, which means it doesn’t soak up water or stains very easily. This allows homeowners to use them in many areas where waterproof features are necessary, such as basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and foyers, to give you wonderful protection against water damage.